Odessa Police Department Receives New Uniforms

Odessa Police Department Receives New Uniforms

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

ODESSA - Odessa Police officers are revamping their style.

They've had the same uniforms for more than 10 years and now new uniforms have been issued.

In the past few months, Odessa Police tested and tried out eight different types from three manufacturers.

They landed on the 5-11 tactical series.

The patrol officers will be sporting more flexible and breathable materials with a lot more pockets.

"I feel comfortable in these new uniforms, more the fact that they are more tactical," Cpl. Jessica Valenzuela with the Odessa Police Department, said.

"So far, so good. They feel comfortable but as long as patrol is happy that's all that matters," Odessa Police Department Public Information Officer, Cpl. Steve LeSueur, said.

The officers said it is a big change but they are adapting.

With these new uniforms, they'll be able to be more comfortable and patrol our city to the best of their ability.